Strike at the Wind!


Strike at the Wind!, a Robeson County musical outdoor drama ran from the 1970s until 2007. The drama, which told the true story of the Lowrie War, one of the most important events in North Carolina history, opens in 1865, at the end of the Civil War. In the play, Henry Berry Lowrie, a 17-year old Lumbee Indian boy, is confronted with the unjustified murder of his father and brother at the hands of the Confederate Home Guard.

Elmer Hunt served as the official photographer for the production during the years covered in this series. His photographs recorded actors, scenes, and activities related to the production, such as a Fundraiser Dinner at Sheff's, a local seafood restaurant, in 1984.

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Photo Description: Guests attending the marriage of Rhoda Strong and Henry Berry Lowrie, officiated by Hector McCord (Justice of the Peace). From left to right: Hope Sheppard (Rhoda Strong Lowrie, part Tuscarora Indian and Henry's wife), Melton Lowery (Henry Berry Lowrie, leader of the Lowrie Gang), and Mike Woodall (Hector McCord) standing in front of the couple. These were cast members in the 1981 productionof Strike at the Wind!